Perioperative Educator

Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: Indianapolis, US, 46202

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  9144 


Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Days 


Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.




FLSA Status


Job Role Summary

Responsible for assessing, developing, planning, implementing, and evaluating an education program to maintain the competency, continuing education, and leadership development of perioperative staff members. Supports Eskenazi Health's mission, vision, and values.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Act as a clinical resource for perioperative staff members, using evidenced- based knowledge and standards
  • Collaborates with managers and staff to assess the learning needs and competencies of staff
  • Assists staff in the evaluation of current practice through quality and performance improvement measures
  • Designs, delivers, and assesses learning activities and curriculums related to clinical competencies, departmental policies, regulatory requirements, and use of information technologies
  • Participates in the development, coordination, and delivery of new staff orientation
  • Provides remediation and re-education for current staff
  • Provides educational resources for perioperative staff members
  • Coordinates the design, planning , execution and evaluation of staff training so as to maintain consistent practices and standards set forth by regulatory and professional organizations including AORN, FDA, CDC, OSHA, AAMI, Joint Commission,
  • Assess any potential or actual knowledge deficits and develop education accordingly
  • Establishes and monitors competencies for perioperative team members
  • Monitors staff member compliance with organization and departmental policies.
  • Collaborates and develops monthly and annual departmental education plan
  • Assist staff members in assessing their individual learning needs and styles
  • Functions as a Staff Nurse II

Job Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Current Indiana Registered nurse licensure
  • BLS certification
  • ACLS certification
  • Five years varied perioperative services experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
  • Computer skills (eg. Microsoft Powerpoint, Word, Excel)

  • CNOR
  • Experience presenting educational programs
  • BLS and/or ACLS instructor
  • Knowledge of audiovisual equipment
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the scrub role

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of perioperative standards and education requirements as it relates to hospital programs, JCAHO, State Board of Health, OSHA, AORN, AAMI
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of all aspects in the perioperative department.
  • Must be able to follow detailed instruction with minimal supervision.
  • Must be team oriented
  • Must be capable of working well under pressure and deadlines
  • Competency assessment, educational programming, delivery methodology expertise.
  • Function independently, strong decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Interpersonal relations, conflict resolution, education, organizational planning skills.
  • Exhibit strong history of skill development and learning to maintain expertise.
  • Maintain expertise in those areas programmatically responsible for such as core sterile processing clinical practices, protocols, patient safety, clinical policies, procedures and programs.
  • Requires ability and drive to learn new tasks and be accountable for projects.
  • Proficient as a circulating RN




Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis